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Decorating Your Place with Canvas Prints for Summer 2022

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Summer 2022 is right around the corner. And when it comes to interior decor, nothing suits the summer months like canvas prints. Exotic trips, music festivals, starry nights – summer offers a wealth of opportunities to take photos to get printed on canvas. And if you’re looking for a high-quality, low-cost provider, CanvasDiscount.com has you covered.

Celebrating Summer with Great Memories from the Past

These days our cameras document nearly every aspect of our lives. And never more so than on classic summer adventures like music festivals and cross-country road trips. But the snapshots we take in these heady days don’t always get the public exposure they deserve.

To welcome summer 2022 – the first one in a while where we’ll get to really spread our wings – try decorating your walls with pictures showing the highlights of summers past.

Whether it’s you and your besties cutting loose at an outdoor concert, or an unforgettable trip abroad, canvas prints will do justice to those great memories you’ve got hidden away on your phone or cloud storage.

But what if you have more than one perfect shot and you can’t decide between them?

Don’t sweat it. There’s no need to choose between your faves if you get your photos printed with CanvasDiscount.com.

All Your Summers in One Place with a Canvas Collage

A photo canvas collage is a brilliant solution if you simply can’t choose between a number of brilliant photos – giving you the opportunity to print all of them on a single canvas print.

With dozens of layouts and color schemes to choose from, a CanvasDiscount.com photo collage will be your very own summer mood board. You can edit the text content and add cool features like background designs and photo “masks”.

You can include up to eight photos on your canvas, enough to fit all your greatest summer memories. Just select the images, upload them to the website, and choose one of the creative design templates.

Your canvas collage will be delivered direct to your door, and then all you’ll need to do is find the perfect place to display your brand-new wall art.

For Those Who Prefer Multiple Prints

If you’d rather keep to a single summer photo per canvas print, but hang several prints together in a unified arrangement, don’t miss canvas wall displays.

Featuring as few as three and as many as seven individual pictures of various shapes and sizes, a canvas wall display from CanvasDiscount.com is a simple way to create a themed gallery wall. The suggested layouts are provided with total height and width measurements, and are suggested for a range of positions around the home: above the sofa, for example, or rising alongside the staircase.

As with the canvas collage, you can play around with different themes – creating a photo gallery showing you and your friends enjoying halcyon summers over the years.

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Designing a Place where Summer Lasts the Whole Year

Summer really has got it all. Floods of light, nature in full bloom, a night sky that provides a majestic spectacle. A photo that captures just a small part of that magic will be an inspirational presence on the wall of any home.

So why not banish the post-summer blues with some beautiful wall art that makes your place feel sunny and warm right through the year?

Pictures of blissful sunsets, gorgeous coastlines, palm trees, and summer meadows are sure to awaken your senses even when the sky outside is autumn grey.

And a photo of the stars taken at midnight on an August camping trip will always bring a rousing breath of freedom when you’re cooped up in the chillier months.

Keeping Weight to a Minimum

Keeping Weight to a Minimum

Regular canvas prints tend to come ready-wrapped on an internal wooden frame called a stretcher frame. They look fantastic, and are reliably sturdy – but even though the wood used is usually a lighter option like pine, the fact is that any wooden frame is going to be reasonably heavy.

So if you’re looking for a lighter alternative, we recommend a new trend in the canvas market which is also available at CanvasDiscount.com: the canvas wall hanging. Instead of being stretched on a frame, the canvas fabric is hung between two pairs of slim wooden bars. The sides of the print are left completely borderless.

The construction is ingenious – the wooden bars are fitted with magnetic strips and they hold the canvas in place by the magnetic pull holding them together. And the top pair of bars come fitted with a leather-effect cord (weighing all of a few ounces!) that can easily be hung on a nail to hang the print on the wall.

Why CanvasDiscount.com? 

CanvasDiscount.com is one of the most popular custom-printing services in the country. With over 10 million(!) prints sold, the shop has earned a reputation for affordable, customer-friendly service.

With canvas prints ready to ship just 24h after your order is complete, and an entry price of just $5, you’ll save both time and money. And there’s no corner-cutting when it comes to production either. Both the technology used in printing and the materials used for the canvas and the frame are of the highest quality.

Take our advice, order your new wall art right away and embrace the summer aesthetic early this year. After all, the last two kind of fell by the wayside, so we deserve one that lasts a bit longer this year!

Brad Anderson

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Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com.

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Fintech Kennek raises $12.5M seed round to digitize lending

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London-based fintech startup Kennek has raised $12.5 million in seed funding to expand its lending operating system.

According to an Oct. 10 tech.eu report, the round was led by HV Capital and included participation from Dutch Founders Fund, AlbionVC, FFVC, Plug & Play Ventures, and Syndicate One. Kennek offers software-as-a-service tools to help non-bank lenders streamline their operations using open banking, open finance, and payments.

The platform aims to automate time-consuming manual tasks and consolidate fragmented data to simplify lending. Xavier De Pauw, founder of Kennek said:

“Until kennek, lenders had to devote countless hours to menial operational tasks and deal with jumbled and hard-coded data – which makes every other part of lending a headache. As former lenders ourselves, we lived and breathed these frustrations, and built kennek to make them a thing of the past.”

The company said the latest funding round was oversubscribed and closed quickly despite the challenging fundraising environment. The new capital will be used to expand Kennek’s engineering team and strengthen its market position in the UK while exploring expansion into other European markets. Barbod Namini, Partner at lead investor HV Capital, commented on the investment:

“Kennek has developed an ambitious and genuinely unique proposition which we think can be the foundation of the entire alternative lending space. […] It is a complicated market and a solution that brings together all information and stakeholders onto a single platform is highly compelling for both lenders & the ecosystem as a whole.”

The fintech lending space has grown rapidly in recent years, but many lenders still rely on legacy systems and manual processes that limit efficiency and scalability. Kennek aims to leverage open banking and data integration to provide lenders with a more streamlined, automated lending experience.

The seed funding will allow the London-based startup to continue developing its platform and expanding its team to meet demand from non-bank lenders looking to digitize operations. Kennek’s focus on the UK and Europe also comes amid rising adoption of open banking and open finance in the regions.

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Fortune 500’s race for generative AI breakthroughs

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As excitement around generative AI grows, Fortune 500 companies, including Goldman Sachs, are carefully examining the possible applications of this technology. A recent survey of U.S. executives indicated that 60% believe generative AI will substantially impact their businesses in the long term. However, they anticipate a one to two-year timeframe before implementing their initial solutions. This optimism stems from the potential of generative AI to revolutionize various aspects of businesses, from enhancing customer experiences to optimizing internal processes. In the short term, companies will likely focus on pilot projects and experimentation, gradually integrating generative AI into their operations as they witness its positive influence on efficiency and profitability.

Goldman Sachs’ Cautious Approach to Implementing Generative AI

In a recent interview, Goldman Sachs CIO Marco Argenti revealed that the firm has not yet implemented any generative AI use cases. Instead, the company focuses on experimentation and setting high standards before adopting the technology. Argenti recognized the desire for outcomes in areas like developer and operational efficiency but emphasized ensuring precision before putting experimental AI use cases into production.

According to Argenti, striking the right balance between driving innovation and maintaining accuracy is crucial for successfully integrating generative AI within the firm. Goldman Sachs intends to continue exploring this emerging technology’s potential benefits and applications while diligently assessing risks to ensure it meets the company’s stringent quality standards.

One possible application for Goldman Sachs is in software development, where the company has observed a 20-40% productivity increase during its trials. The goal is for 1,000 developers to utilize generative AI tools by year’s end. However, Argenti emphasized that a well-defined expectation of return on investment is necessary before fully integrating generative AI into production.

To achieve this, the company plans to implement a systematic and strategic approach to adopting generative AI, ensuring that it complements and enhances the skills of its developers. Additionally, Goldman Sachs intends to evaluate the long-term impact of generative AI on their software development processes and the overall quality of the applications being developed.

Goldman Sachs’ approach to AI implementation goes beyond merely executing models. The firm has created a platform encompassing technical, legal, and compliance assessments to filter out improper content and keep track of all interactions. This comprehensive system ensures seamless integration of artificial intelligence in operations while adhering to regulatory standards and maintaining client confidentiality. Moreover, the platform continuously improves and adapts its algorithms, allowing Goldman Sachs to stay at the forefront of technology and offer its clients the most efficient and secure services.

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UK seizes web3 opportunity simplifying crypto regulations

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As Web3 companies increasingly consider leaving the United States due to regulatory ambiguity, the United Kingdom must simplify its cryptocurrency regulations to attract these businesses. The conservative think tank Policy Exchange recently released a report detailing ten suggestions for improving Web3 regulation in the country. Among the recommendations are reducing liability for token holders in decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and encouraging the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to adopt alternative Know Your Customer (KYC) methodologies, such as digital identities and blockchain analytics tools. These suggestions aim to position the UK as a hub for Web3 innovation and attract blockchain-based businesses looking for a more conducive regulatory environment.

Streamlining Cryptocurrency Regulations for Innovation

To make it easier for emerging Web3 companies to navigate existing legal frameworks and contribute to the UK’s digital economy growth, the government must streamline cryptocurrency regulations and adopt forward-looking approaches. By making the regulatory landscape clear and straightforward, the UK can create an environment that fosters innovation, growth, and competitiveness in the global fintech industry.

The Policy Exchange report also recommends not weakening self-hosted wallets or treating proof-of-stake (PoS) services as financial services. This approach aims to protect the fundamental principles of decentralization and user autonomy while strongly emphasizing security and regulatory compliance. By doing so, the UK can nurture an environment that encourages innovation and the continued growth of blockchain technology.

Despite recent strict measures by UK authorities, such as His Majesty’s Treasury and the FCA, toward the digital assets sector, the proposed changes in the Policy Exchange report strive to make the UK a more attractive location for Web3 enterprises. By adopting these suggestions, the UK can demonstrate its commitment to fostering innovation in the rapidly evolving blockchain and cryptocurrency industries while ensuring a robust and transparent regulatory environment.

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding cryptocurrency regulations in various countries has prompted Web3 companies to explore alternative jurisdictions with more precise legal frameworks. As the United States grapples with regulatory ambiguity, the United Kingdom can position itself as a hub for Web3 innovation by simplifying and streamlining its cryptocurrency regulations.

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